After you’ve have your wood fence for a while, you might notice that it’s looking a bit run down. There might be cracks in it or it could just look weathered in general. If this sounds familiar to you, don’t worry! You can revitalize your wood fence by choosing to stain it. Staining describes the process of applying a wood stain to your fence, a process that could benefit your fence greatly. Here are some reasons to apply a wood stain to your fence.
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Your new wooden fence looks great now, but if you do not properly maintain it, it will not last very long. Sun, wind and especially water can wreak havoc on your fence. But a little preventative maintenance can go a long way to extend the life of your wooden fence.
Nothing looks quite as nice as a wooden fence surrounding your yard. A wooden fence adds a certain element of elegance and aesthetic appeal that other fences simply cannot compete with. But whether you have an old fence that needs a little touch up, or you have just had a new fence installed, all wooden fences need to be annually stained. This will not only keep your fence looking its best, but it will also protect your fence from the harsh outdoor weather (rain, sun, snow, wind, etc.).
Okay, after reading our recent posts on staining your fence, we wanted to provide some tips on just how to do it. This page offers some good advice, and here are a couple things to make it easier.
- Pick a day when there’s no rain forecast for 48 hours before or after. The termperature also needs to be above 52 degrees
- Begin at the top and work down so you’re only dripping on unstained areas.
- When you get close to the ground, put some paper bags or cardboard on the ground to avoid picking up dirt in your brush or roller.
But the easiest thing to do is contact us. We can help you get the work done inexpensively and without hassle.
We recently advised homeowners to stain or seal their new fences before winter sets in, but some may be wondering whether staining or sealing is better. There’s no conclusive answer because it depends on the homeowner’s goal. This article talks about the difference between a specific stain and sealer, but you can extrapolate some conclusions.
- Both stains and sealers will be absorbed into the wood to protect it against the elements.
- A stain will change the look of your fence. If you don’t like the look of the stain or intend to paint also, it’s best not to stain.
- A sealer will add a glossy shine to the wood and is best for maintaining the wood’s natural color or in combination with paint.
- Using a stain and sealer together is an option, but be sure to read the labels to ensure they’ll work together.
We’re here to answer any fencing-related questions you may have. Contact us to learn more or to discuss your fencing needs.
If you had a wood fence installed over the summer, have you stained or sealed it yet? Without proper treatment, the approaching winter can take a big toll on your fence. Staining couldn’t be done during installation because wood requires a few months to cure. But now’s the right time to do it.
Weather plays a role in staining, however. The temperature can’t be any lower than 50 degrees, and you need to find a day when rain isn’t forecast within a 48-hour period before and after the work. It takes about 24 hours for stain to dry, so keep that in mind as well.
We offer these tips to our customers and all homeowners looking to improve their homes. We support their efforts and stand ready to help further these improvements. Contact us to talk more about your fencing needs.